Saving Seeds, Saving Culture
Farmers are at the beginning of the seed-saving effort. Native Seeds/SEARCH staff collect seed directly from farmers in their fields, and at farm and market stands. They then catalogue it in preparation for cleaning and storage. Here, bags of corn sit on a table, waiting to be processed. Along with seeds for food crops, the collection at NS/S includes other plants that are used for clothing and rituals, as well as wild relatives from which some of the crops have been bred.
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